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Blue Plate Cafe

#156 of 1,204 Restaurants in Memphis
#165 of 1,298 Places to Eat in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Californian
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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
901-761-9696
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food good service.

Good food, i had the philly cheese steak. You really need to like onions, since its got a lot on lt. The waitress was friendly and helpful so we had good service. Price was ok and it wasn't to crowded even at lunch time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jstinger
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Saw lots of different state tags in the parking lot because the locals probably don't go here. I was excited to get some good southern grits and was really disappointed in the grits they served. They were very runny and not cooked enough. Biscuits were delicious but the gravy they served had no meat. Overpriced for what we got.

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Atoka, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On 04/14/2015, I took my wife for breakfast . We had to wait over 5 minutes to be greeted by a very rude waitress. We sat on a booth with nasty table. The lighting were coming out of the sealing, walls were nasty. We ordered breakfast, and the pancakes were nasty, the ham/cheese omelette loos like scramble eggs with ham... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wanted to have breakfast away from hotel so looked up cafe on Internet this came up it was fantastic food was really good and staff were so helpful.

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Parkville, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Biscuits and gravy comes with every order. I lost all will power eating the biscuits! Total delish! We each ordered eggs my husband got hash browns and I got pancakes with mine. The hash browns are chunky and seasoned perfectly. The pancakes were the best pancakes I have every had. We arrived about 9 am on Easter Sunday and by... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was one of the best breakfast meals I've ever eaten on the road (and there have been MANY!). The biscuits were the fluffiest, best tasting I have ever had (and I am from the south-that says a lot) and the gravy was peppered to perfection! The wait staff was great (Thanks Tiffany for such super service)! If you are... More 

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good food, i had the philly cheese steak. You really need to like onions, since its got a lot on lt. The waitress was friendly and helpful so we had good service. Price was ok and it wasn't to crowded even at lunch time.

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Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Friendly staff, good food, cute atmosphere, reasonable prices. And, oatmeal just the way my picky four year old likes it!

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Alexandria, LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The food was good. The waitresses were very nice. However, the hostess was not a nice person. Several other guests were commenting on how rude she was. I'm not sure if I would go back, even though the food was good, to be treated like that. It was a cozy setting. I will say the waitresses made up for the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel clerk recommended this place (and they have a restaurant). Solid breakfast, big fluffy pancakes, three egg omelettes stuffed. Definitely the business breakfast location. Much cheaper than the Hotel and everything was freshly made.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great breakfast in a very busy restaurant. Service was wonderful and they had yummy biscuits! Have to get there early though or you will be waiting outside for a table!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-761-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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